After spending more than 10 years happily living and working in a fantastic corner of Hampshire, the SUGAR team have relocated to Mere in Wiltshire.
Why the move? Largely the reasons for the move were personal, one of them being that our daughter recently finished sixth form, so it was a good time to make a change as a family. There were two business related points for us choosing Mere as a location:
One business related point for us was to ensure our new office location had decent broadband. Happily we can now see our local green BT box just up the road, so the speeds are more than adequate for our needs. In Upham the lack of broadband speed was seriously starting to have an effect on the projects we could carry out. In most cases web related files are fairly small, but the more video we started to do, the bigger the problem became. Trying to move large files around just took hours. Not an ideal situation.
Mere is ideally located along the A303, which means getting back to Hampshire is fairly easy. There is the small task of negotiating the pinch points around Stonehenge, but that can be done by being careful with timing.
We are enjoying getting to know the people of Mere and exploring the area around us. Since Jenni and I are keen cyclists we’ve already found routes taking in the villages of West Knoyle, East Knoyle, Newtown and Semley. The village shop in Semley has quickly become one of our favourite coffee stops, I can heartily recommend the delicious chelsea buns on sale.
While we are forever grateful to the friends we have made in Hampshire, we are looking forward to making new connections around Wiltshire in the years to come.